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Midvale in Washington County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

An Early Industry

 
 
An Early Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 4, 2018
1. An Early Industry Marker
Inscription.  At the top of this hill 3 to 5000 years ago, Prehistoric men had a rock quarry where they made a variety of stone tools.
Projectiles, knives, and scrapers were among the tools made by these people who camped at the foot of the hill. These nomads hunted dear and other game, collected plant foods, and fished in the river here. They had spears and spear throwers for hunting and fishing, and motors and pestles for grinding roots and berries. Archaeologists have not yet determined when this industry shut down.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 293.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 44° 26.742′ N, 116° 48.006′ W. Marker is in Midvale, Idaho, in Washington County. Marker is on U.S. 95 near Sage Creek Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in
An Early Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 4, 2018
2. An Early Industry Marker
this post office area: Midvale ID 83645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martha Jane Roberts (approx. 10.6 miles away); The Cuddy Mill (approx. 10.6 miles away); 11,000 Years of Indian Occupation (approx. 15.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Midvale Hill Rest Area, south of Midvale.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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